Part Time Fire Science Instructor (POOL)
Posting Number: 06001769 Position Title: Part Time Fire Science Instructor (POOL) Posting Date: Closing Date: 06/30/2021 Open Until Filled (notes): Open for Academic year Length of Position: 9 months per year - academic calendar contract Anticipated Start Date:
Position Type/Employee Class: Part-Time Instructor FTE: Salary Level: Part Time Instructor Starting Pay Range $616 per load unit (1 LU = 1 class credit) Hours per Week: Work Schedule: depending on class schedule Days of the Week: Varied: Monday-Friday Job Summary/Purpose:
PRIMARY PURPOSE : To provide instruction in the Natural and Industrial Resources Department (Structure Fire Science Program) as a member of an instructional team as needed. Instruction is for students in an Associate of Applied Science degree program. The position involves teaching, directing student discussions, selecting and conducting learning experiences appropriate for meeting objectives, and evaluating student performance in the classroom and laboratory.
• This is a part-time (< .50 FTE ) non-benefited position, hired on a term-by-term basis. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty compensation begins at Step 1 / $616 per load unit (LU). Load Unit is equivalent to class credit; and shall include both teaching and other assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty positions are not represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• Initial assignment will be at the Bend Campus. May include travel throughout the College district.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.
1. Provide instruction in Structure Fire-related ( SFS ) areas which may include, but not be limited to the following: Intro to Emergency Services, Fixed Systems and Extinguishers, Fire Law, Fire Department Budget, Fire Behavior and Combustion, Fire Investigation, Fire Codes and Ordinances, Rescue Practices, Fire Protection Hyd. & Supply, Capstone: Tactics& Strategies, SFS Safety and Survival, SFS Building Construction, Hazmat Awareness & Operations.
2. Provide lecture and guiding student classroom activities, laboratory practices, and field events, as well as providing individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress. Classroom teaching may require 4-8 load units (4-8 contact hours per week) per term, involving 10-40 students per class. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening classes taught on or off campus. Includes shared responsibility for curriculum development and participation in evaluation for courses and the program.
3. Teaching requires maintaining one office hour per course, per week; Act as a resource person for students.
4. Cooperate with other College personnel to assist students with career planning, job placement, and follow-up studies.
5. Work with appropriate College personnel to write proposals for program funds.
6. Utilize resources, including technological resources such as Blackboard, to provide current course content and to record grades.
7. Conduct classroom presentations and activities; incorporate new methodologies in teaching and technology into classes.
8. Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to each location, as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
1. Thorough knowledge and work experience in one of the areas detailed in #1 under Essential Job functions in the field of Structure Fire Science
2. Knowledge of teaching and instruction of various audiences and group dynamics.
3. Visual ability, corrected, to enable instructor to observe, direct, and supervise students in classroom situations.
4. Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, including overhead projectors, film, sound systems, video, television, interactive video and audio equipment including computer controlled mixed media presentations.
5. Ability to operate or oversee the operation of computers and other written materials.
6. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.
7. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.
8. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.
9. Ability to work with structure fire, wildland fire and EMS faculty and other COCC staffs at all levels.
10. Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required.
11. Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.
12. Ability/skills to competently advise and/or serve students from a variety of background, respecting cultural and socio-economic differences.
Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:
Work is performed in classroom and office environments with the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. The employee is regularly required to use computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary conversations. Computer screen is used frequently. Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs. Travel throughout the College district as needed . A flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the position responsibilities. The employee is required to meet physical and ergonomic requirements of the program area as this may vary from positions. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Persons in this position may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements with or without reasonable accommodation.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
It is the policy of the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other protected classes under Federal and State statutes in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.
In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.
1. AAS in Structure Fire degree or higher or degree in a closely related discipline.
2. Experience in the Field of Structure Fire.
3. Computer Literacy: Training in, or experience with, email, internet, word processing, and presentation
The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.
One year of secondary or college-level teaching or advising. Additional qualifying experience may substitute for required education at the College’s discretion.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise.
Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.
If you have letters of recommendation that are being sent directly to HR, please upload a Word document or PDF stating these documents are being sent to HR. This will act as a placeholder for your required documents and allow you to continue your application process and submit.
Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained
outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants
who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other
qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be
considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other
requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware
that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not
provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an
interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are
addressing. Example: The position requires a Master’s degree. You
have a Bachelor’s degree and work experience when combined you feel
is equivalent to the degree requirement. Please make clear why you
feel it is equivalent.
(Open Ended Question)
- * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you
- Less than 1 year
- 1-2 years
- 2-3 years
- 3 years
- More than 3 years
- * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying
veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To
receive veterans preference in this recruitment process, you must
upload your DD214 or DD215 form as supporting documentation. You
will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step
of this application process.)
- Yes, I am a veteran
- No, I am not a veteran
- What is your highest level of completed education?
- High School/GED
- Associates Degree
- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Other post graduate degree
- * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC.
Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you,
you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening
requesting your consent and basic information to complete the
check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon
satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed
findings on a criminal background check will not automatically
disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are
evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job
responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information
regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online
in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate
here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when
requested by the College:
- Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
- No, I will not provide my consent when requested
- * COCC has campuses in Bend, Prineville, Redmond, and Madras.
Please indicate in which locations you are willing to teach.
(Open Ended Question)
- * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this
position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United
States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be
eligible to work in the US by the start date?
- Yes, I am already eligible to work in the US
- In progress; I am not currently eligible however will be by the start date
- No, I am not eligible and will not be eligible by the start date
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
- Letter of Recommendation 2
- Letter of Recommendation 3
- College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
- College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
- College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
- US Military DD 214
- Other Document 1
- Other Document 2
- Other Document 3
- Other Document 4
- Other Document 5
- Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
- Placement File, if applicable